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Boys lacrosse: First team

Ryan TuckerNational Collegiate Athletic AssociationPatrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly

Calvert Hall, jr., attack

•Had 43 goals, 36assists this season

•Outstanding rider and his Has ability to dodge to score or set up teammates

•Played through second-degree shoulder separation in MIAA AConference title game vs. Gilman

•Two-year varsity starter has made oral commitment to UNC

Wells Stanwick

Boys' Latin, sr., attack

•Smoothly ran Lakers' potent attack, with 30goals, 55 assists this season

Ranks third on the team's all-time scoring list with 116 goals and 165 assists for 281 points

•Particularly strong in playoffs, contributing a goal and four assists in quarterfinal upset win over McDonogh, and then four assists in semifinal loss to Gilman

•Set to play at Johns Hopkins next year

Nick Wynne

Glenelg, jr., attack

•Dynamic attackman led Gladiators to the Class 2A-1A state crown with 63 goals and 47 assists

•Took charge in playoffs with 11 goals and 10 assists in regional title game, state semifinal and final

•A strong leader by example, he relies on quick dodges to create scoring chances for himself and teammates

•Has 105 goals and 67 assists in two seasons as a starter

Stephen Kelly

Calvert Hall, soph., midfield

•Area's top faceoff specialist and standout between the lines at midfield

•Won 237 of 319faceoffs for 74percent rate that sparked the Cardinals' attack

•Particularly dominant in the Cardinals' 11-4 win over St. Paul's in the MIAA A Conference semifinals, controlling 14 faceoffs

•Excellent all-around athlete also contributed 21 goals, 15 assists and 184ground balls

Keegan Michel

McDonogh, sr., midfield

•Smart and hard-nosed, he finished with 36 goals and 29assists with 107ground balls as the area's most physically dominant midfielder

•Won 121 outof 175 faceoffs for a 69 percent rate

•Two-year varsity totals included 52 goals, 45 assists and 192 ground balls

•Will play at Harvard next year

Ryan Tucker

Gilman, sr., midfield

•Three-year varsity player finished with 25goals, seven assists and team-high 51ground balls for MIAA AConference champion Greyhounds

•Ended his career with 46 goals, 20 assists and 124 ground balls

•Saved best for last this season with game-tying and game-winning goals against Boys' Latin in the semifinals and then three goals in title game win over Calvert Hall

•Set to play at NCAA champion Virginia

Nick Bittner

Hereford, sr., defense

•Three-year starter and leader helped Bulls to 57-3 mark and three straight state titles

•Finished with 26caused turnovers and collected 89ground balls for defense that yielded 3.5 goals per game

•Also provided offense with 12 goals and nine assists

•Set to play at High Point

Evan Connell

Calvert Hall, jr., defense

•Two-year starter consistently shut down opposing team's top attackman

•Athletic, fast and tenacious, he was the glue to a defense that had a stingy six-goals-against average, best in the MIAA A Conference

•Collected 54 ground balls and scored one goal this season; has 102 ground balls and two goals in two seasons

•Made oral commitment to play at UNC

Bryson Greene

McDonogh, sr., defense

•Area's finest one-on-one cover defenseman anchored defense that yielded 6.5 goals per game

•Three-year starter and team captain brought great intensity and emotion to lift teammates

Fine stickwork led to 53 ground balls that provided transition opportunities for the Eagles' attack

•Set to play at Georgetown

Robby Haus

Gilman, jr., defense

Two-year starter consistently contained every opponent's top attackman

•Finished with 37ground balls and jump-started the team's transition game with smart distribution

•Led a defense that yielded 7.6 goals per game on its way to the MIAA A Conference championship

•Made oral commitment to play at Ohio State

Eric Natale

Westminster, sr., goalie

•Four-year starter and two-year captain had ability to make big saves and distribute the ball well

•Finished season with a 13-3 mark, turning back 184 shots while allowing 72 goals for .720 save percentage

•Enjoyed Had a 15-save effort in an 8-2 win over Carroll County rival South Carroll and turned back 17 shots in an 8-4 win over No. 13 Bel Air

•Set to play at Yale next year

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